Archive for July 2016

Let's Talk About Don Lemon and David Clarke And Yes, BLM!

Let's Talk About Don Lemon and David Clarke And Yes, BLM!
So first things first…. I’m going to talk plainly…bluntly even.  I don’t think you can have honest conversations about “sensitive” topics unless you stop tiptoeing around and plant your feet firmly on the ground.  I, more than anyone, dislike talking about race…but hey, it’s the topic of our time…and no, it’s not being “created” by... Read more »

Let's Talk About Drum and Bugle Corps (Blogapalooz Hour)

Let's Talk About Drum and Bugle Corps (Blogapalooz Hour)
“Pick an age and write about what summer – one memory, one day or the summer in general – was like from when you were that age” It’s now 10:29am.  I will be posting this at, or before, 11am…check me. The best summers of my life were the ones I spent marching Drum and Bugle... Read more »

Holding One's Temper Amongst The Maelstrom: Reflecting Upon The Tragedies Of This Week

Holding One's Temper Amongst The Maelstrom: Reflecting Upon The Tragedies Of This Week
I can vividly remember the first time I personally encountered racism.  I was a junior in high school.  I was really good friends with a girl who was white. She was so pretty.  We actually started out hating each other.  Our first discussion was an argument.  There may have been name calling. And then we... Read more »
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Let's Talk About Jesse Williams, Tomi Lahren and Yes, Race in America

Let's Talk About Jesse Williams, Tomi Lahren and Yes, Race in America
These thoughts have been swimming in my head for a few days now, so I finally found time to put them down, and to open my thoughts up for discourse as well, on the topics of Tomi Lahren, Jesse Williams, and yes, that big fat elephant in the room of race. Now, unless you’ve been... Read more »